Reading Revolution

by Ashwin Desai
Reading Revolution
  • ISBN-13: 9781608462728
  • Author(s): Ashwin Desai
  • Editor(s): Ashwin Desai
  • Subject: African history|African history
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • Imprint: Haymarket Books
  • Publication Date: 28-11-2014
  • Format: p/b

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'Somehow, Shakespeare always seems to have something to say to us.' -Nelson Mandela. The prison authorities on the apartheid South African Robben Island were obsessed with censoring the news prisoners could receive of the outside world. Through the memories and biographical accounts written by former political inmates like Nelson Mandela, the book evocatively brings to life the power of the the written word, as well as the voices of these brilliant and courageous prisoners.
About the book

'Somehow, Shakespeare always seems to have something to say to us.' -Nelson Mandela. The prison authorities on the apartheid South African Robben Island were obsessed with censoring the news prisoners could receive of the outside world. Through the memories and biographical accounts written by former political inmates like Nelson Mandela, the book evocatively brings to life the power of the the written word, as well as the voices of these brilliant and courageous prisoners.